We’ve all been stuck sitting in traffic on the way to King of Prussia, stressed out about that gift you kept putting off buying. Holiday parties, Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa gifts, party favors, whatever it may be, don’t fret – you can find something right here in West Chester! The convenience of town with creative gifts for any occasion means a much less stressful holiday season. And, as always, WC Dish is ready to help and has compiled a list of favorites for you!
Plain Jane (128 E. Gay Street, 610-918-0230, www.plainjaneboutique.com)
IceCream Anti-Aging Moisturizer: Smooths and soothes your skin with the help of Green Tea Extract and L-Carnosine. The ultimate fresh skin experience! Price: $95
TINte Cosmetics: Flavored Lip Color; seven assorted tins of shea buter and vitamin-enriched foodie-flavored lip balms. Small enough to slip in your pocket and won’t break the bank! Choose from Root Beer, Peaches and Cream, Peppermint, Bubble Gum, Blackberry Jam, Miss Pepper, or Cream Soda. Price: $14
Bond No. 9 Bon Bon Box: New fragrence packaged in a cute yet classy box, with seven spray vials of perfume, each individually packaged like old-fashioned candies. Named after different NYC metro neighborhoods, these treats are refillable and will help you find your perfect scent! Price: $240
(A special thanks to Brittany and Andrea at Plaine Jane for being so helpful!)
Penwick Design (132 N. High Street, 610-431-2739, www.penwickdesign.com)
Bamboo Cutting Boards: Assorted sizes and shapes, these bamboo cutting boards are sleek and offer a visual alternative to the usual plastic or dull wooden boards seen in most kitchens. Price: $30 and up
Decorative Holiday Dishware: Ranging from coasters to full serving platters, these vibrant designs add holiday cheer to any dish being served. Good to have for throwing parties, or to use to plate a dish for a seasonal pot-luck!
Sprazzo (27 N. High Street, 610-344-7435, www.sprazzocafe.com)
Gift Certificates: Creative tube-shaped gift certificates in any amount desired, filled with candy and tied with a bow. Pair one with homemade, pre-packaged holiday tins (filled with assorted cookies, biscotti, or yummy chocolate covered pretzels!)
The 5 Senses (133 W. Market Street, 610-719-0170, www.the5senses.com)
H & K Steel Sculptures: These carefully crafted steel wine bottle caddies are perfect for someone who seems to have everything, including a sense of humor! Check out fun designs such as sports athletes, lawyers, doctors, cowboys, rabbis, even Elvis! Price: $77
Laird and Hoboken Eddie’s Sauces: A variety of flavors (Habanero, Apple Brandy, etc) are packaged in whiskey bottles, looking old-fashioned and appealing to those who wants a taste of summer BBQ during the cold, winter months. Price: Varies
Grandiflora (122 E. Gay Street, 610-918-4880)
Holiday Diffuser set: Decide between Lavender or Vanilla and place the wooden sticks into the scented oil-filled glass jar “ a beautiful way to clear the air without having to worry about lit candles! Price: $22
Holly and Berry Aprons: Winter cooking aprons that are sturdy and still attractive. Send one to Grandma! Price: $26 (available in other designs)
Hannah’s Delights: Tea biscuits dusted with powdered sugar in Pumpkin Spice Dreams, Peppermint Dreams, Cranberry Dreams. Price: $9 for 5 oz. tin
Iron Hill Brewery (3 W. Gay Street, 610-738-9600, www.ironhillbrewery.com)
Reserve Bottles: Stylishly bottled Iron Hill ales enclosed in a carrier box that can fit up to six pint glasses. Stop in Iron Hill and pick from 750 ml bottles of their Old Ale, Abbey Dubbel, Rauch Bier, Belgian Triple, Russian Imperial Stoudt, Baltic Porter, Saison, or English Strong Ale. Price: $15.50-$19.50
Cream and Sugar Cafe (9 W. Gay Street, 610-429-9335)
Coffee by the pound: Cream and Sugar (formerly Brew Ha Ha) sells their coffee by the pound. Packaged in pretty blues and reds, enjoy brewing your own cup in the comfort of your own home! Price: Around $12 per pound
Republic of Tea tins: Try the yummy Cranberry Blood Orange. The tin comes with 50 tea bags, and most are Fair Trade certified! Price: Ranges from $10.99-$18
Gift Certificates: Grab one on the run in increments of $5!